Hi all! I wanted to compile what we know of the locations frequented in 9-1-1 in a visual manner to give us a better sense of where characters live in relation to each other and the firehouse (more on that later).
First and foremost, I could not have done this without @monsterfuckerdiaz and @liesoverthec - their invaluable research made this possible.
Here is a visual snapshot of where Chim/Maddie, Eddie, Bobby/Athena, and Buck reside:
Disclaimer: Some distances and times are approximations (~) based on neighborhood and traffic. This is LA so a mile can take 30 minutes depending on time of day or location (side eyeing Buck’s loft in Downtown LA).
Observations and analysis under the cut.
Hen/Karen - As you can see there is no discernable address for them, so using my powers of deduction, I’ve concluded that their house must be in the pink quadrant highlighted on the map. They obviously live in a residential area and more likely than not, near Athena.
Station 118 - This address was another shot at my powers of deduction. Based on everyone’s locations + calls they take (typically residential, but also in downtown LA) it seems this location fits the bill. In real life, this is Station 26 - 2009 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018 and when you look at pictures from the outside, could be Station 118 was modeled after it.
Chimney/Maddie - Their address is: 2385 S Orlando Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90035, Apt. 2B. There is a North Orlando and a South, but based off what we saw of the outside in 5x04, South Orlando seems like the more plausible address.
Madney live 20-25 minutes from the Firehouse [ 4.5 miles ]. There is another station closer to their apartment (about 10 minutes) but it makes sense it is not the 118, because in Breaking Point when considering a home birth, Chim mentions the closest firehouse but doesn’t address it as the 118.
In relation to everyone else, Madney live:
8-10 minutes from Eddie [ 1.8 miles ]
~20-25 minutes from Bathena [ ~3.3 miles ]
~30-35 minutes from Buck [ ~6.1 miles ]
Bobby/Athena - Their neighborhood is on: Fallsgrove St, Los Angeles, CA 90016. This is in the middle of a residential neighborhood. What is interesting is that it’s just west of Crenshaw, which Athena has referenced as being familiar with in 2x01.
Bobby lives 20-25 minutes from the Firehouse [ ~4.6 miles ]. We don’t really have an address of where he lived before, but since he moved in with Athena, my guess is that it put him further away. To put it in perspective, it seems like the Police Station Athena would work at is 6 minutes away, unless she works at the LAPD Headquarters which is in Downtown LA, about 30 minutes away.
In relation to everyone else, Bathena live:
~10-15 minutes from Eddie [ ~2.2 miles ]
~15-20 minutes from Madney [ ~3.3 miles ]
~20-25 minutes from Buck [ ~7.4 miles]
Eddie - Based on the show his address is: 4995 S Bedford St, Los Angeles, CA 90034, Apt.403. I say based on the show, because when looking at street view on Google Maps, S Bedford makes sense, but not the house number. They probably just changed it for the show. Reyneir Park is right down the street from his house.
Eddie lives about 15-20 minutes from the Firehouse [ 5.2 miles ]. The same firehouse I referenced for Chimney is 10-15 minutes away from Eddie. Not sure if we can assume this would be the infamous Station 6 or, Station 126 since they are the closest to the Santa Monica Pier and would’ve responded to the emergency prior to the Tsunami in 3x02.
In relation to everyone else, Eddie lives:
8-10 minutes from Madney [ 1.8 miles ]
~10-15 minutes from Bathena [ ~2.4 miles ]
~20-25 minutes from Buck [ ~7.2 miles ]
Buck - The neighborhood we have for Buck is on: W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA. This obviously puts Buck’s loft downtown in Westlake and based off the overview we saw in 5x04, the point on the map best represents that. A couple of observations specifically for Buck:
He lives the furthest away from everyone. It’s heartbreaking to think, when seen visually, that his distance is a representation of how he feels like he’s not a part of a family. Of course, he could’ve just picked a bachelor pad in Downtown for aesthetics sake, but considering when he rented it - midway through season 2 while with Ali - I think it best represents where he was mentally in relation to the rest of the Firefam. Or, he may have wanted to just be near the only family that he had, which is Maddie.
Brings me to my next point, prior to Maddie moving in with Chim, she could’ve lived closer to Buck considering the Dispatch Center is in Glendale and about 20 minutes from that general area. At the moment, where she lives, she has the longest commute out of everyone, about 45 minutes.
Buck lives about 10-15 minutes from the Firehouse [ ~3.4 miles ]
In relation to everyone else, Buck lives:
~20-25 minutes from Eddie [ ~7.5 miles ]
~20-25 minutes from Bathena [ ~7.2 miles]
~30-35 minutes from Madney [ ~6.1 miles ]
So there you have it! If we ever find Hen and Karen’s house/neighborhood, I’ll come back and update this. For now though, I hope this proves helpful.
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This is evil of me but you can probs guess who I am because of it. You know the season four premiere with the pregnant woman at the older lady’s house? Imagine one of them is Maddie on the run from Doug and she couldn’t find where Evan lived (or worked) and needed a safe place to stay. And that’s how she met the lady, one who promised to help her and give her a roof over her head and maybe she got told some sob story about her own daughter who didn’t get this help and she lost everyone she had because of it, one that Maddie would believe in her exhausted and pregnancy hormonal state. Her having no idea what was going to happen to her and if she’s the one in labour too when pup pup repels down the chimney, him staying with her and helping her, getting her to talk to calm her down and she tells him about Evan and he just knows but can’t say anything until he knows she’s going to be okay. And then a Bucksibs reunion that’s both so happy and laced with sadness too🥺😭. What do you think?
So, you know, this inspired me to write a 5.6k "drabble", so I completely blame you and apologise if it nothing how you would have imagined and I just entirely ruined your wonderful brain dump.
Maddie looks at him, not knowing why she trusts him, why that part of her heart hasn’t been destroyed by the countless people who have tried yet but his eyes are as soft as his smile and his voice is so gentle, his touch even more so and she wants to believe that people can be good and kind, she wants her baby to know that there are people in this world who want to be good , she wants to live in a world where she can believe that, “I-I was married, I met him when I was young, my parents kicked me out, everything moved so fast and he was…” Her hand moves to her stomach, knowing this is the last chance she’s going to feel that bump, that beautiful connection with her child that she’ll never get back and she wishes she had made the most of these nine months instead of dreading every single second of it, “he hurt me,” She rushes out, her bottom lip trembling, looking into the concerned eyes of the man who doesn’t even know her but cares somehow, perhaps he’s like her, he wears his heart on his sleeve and cares too much and trusts too much and she wants to tell him that it never works out but she hopes it does for him, “a lot, he wasn’t a good man, he was cruel and when I tried to leave him, he tried to kill me but he died and we survived. I came to LA to find my little brother, I haven’t heard from him in years but this was the last address I had for him but he was gone… I was too late and then I met Carol and she convinced me this was the best option… my only option. She promised me that I wouldn’t be doing this by myself and my baby would be better off and I believed her… I was an idiot.”
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